A 5-year-old boy thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America has undergone more procedures, his family said.

Boy thrown from MOA balcony undergoing more procedures

An update from the 5-year-old's family says they are for "non-life threatening complications" related to the fall.
West Metro
7:54am

3 shot inside St. Louis Park home, police say

No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting this morning.
West Metro
May 24

State: Twin Cities nursing home failed to prevent resident's falls, then injury killed him

The resident fell six times in less than three months; he died after breaking his hip.
West Metro
May 23

Ex-Columbia Heights teacher, coach admits sexually assaulting former student

He resigned under fire from Columbia Academy, where he taught social studies.
West Metro
May 22
Officials at Chaska High School delayed yearbook distribution after finding a photo of a student in blackface.

Chaska High School yearbook delayed to remove blackface photo

The photo is the latest in a string of racially charged incidents at the school.
West Metro
May 22

Jean Gilmore, longtime crossing guard for Anoka-Hennepin School District, dies of heart failure at 68

Jean Gilmore was one of the longest-tenured crossing guards in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. For 31 years, she safely guided several generations of families across…
West Metro
May 22
Alicyn I. De Santis
Credit: Hennepin County jail

Charge: Drunk mom hands baby to strangers in Twin Cities bar, leaves

Bar staffers refused to serve because she was "extremely drunk," according to the criminal complaint.
West Metro
May 21
A rendering of the SouthWest station in Eden Prairie on the Southwest light-rail line.

Hennepin County considers revamping $200 million budget cushion for Southwest light rail

Met Council says it's unlikely the money will be used.
West Metro
May 21
Luann M. Johnson

Motorist pleads guilty to driving drunk in 2017 crash that killed woman walking with her mother

Luann M. Johnson drove drunk after a fundraiser and killed Mary C. Singleton.
Data Drop
May 21
FILE - This Feb. 16, 2017 file photo shows newborn babies in the nursery of a postpartum recovery center in upstate New York. According to a governmen

How popular is your name in Minnesota?

Babies named Thea and Rhett are trending up in Minnesota, but how popular have they been over the last century?
West Metro
May 20
Former Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin will be the executive director of LISC Twin Cities.

Former Hennepin commissioner Peter McLaughlin to work for community development organization

Peter McLaughlin will lead local development group after losing re-election bid.
West Metro
May 18
The Hennepin County Board decided four years ago that it wouldn’t be feasible to renovate the library building at 7001 S. York Av.

Hennepin County's Southdale Library will move to Southdale Center

The existing building will stay open until the new one is finished in 2022.
West Metro
May 18
Herb Schaper, creator of the Cootie game, got the idea for it while carving fishing lures. When he deployed plastic in the manufacturing process, his

Robbinsdale toy innovator Herb Schaper gave the world Cooties

"It's pretty simple," Schaper said in 1953. "Everybody who sees it asks 'Why didn't I think of that?' "
South Metro
May 18

Twin Cities metro police blotter, May 19

EAST BETHEL APRIL 30 Drugs. An officer stopped a suspicious vehicle in the 18100 block of Hwy. 65, and noted while approaching that the…
West Metro
May 18

Flying doctor Tom Stillwell is remembered for finding 'human connection' delivering care by air

Last fall, Dr. Thomas Stillwell put in notice of his retirement from Minnesota Urology. He planned to fully retire in two years but in the…
West Metro
May 17
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman at a news conference in December. He said Friday in a statement that he had begun a medical leave based on his d

Freeman will begin treatment for alcohol, return in June

The Hennepin County attorney, 71, will enter treatment on Monday and expects to return to work no later than the middle of next month. He also has high blood pressure.
West Metro
May 17

Probation, workhouse for man who pulled gun on youth at McDonald's

Lloyd E. Johnson, 55, will have to serve 45 days in the county workhouse as well as 24 days as community service.
West Metro
May 17

Weather soured as pilot took off from Moose Lake airport on fatal flight

Investigators haven't said whether conditions caused plane crash.
West Metro
May 17
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman addressed the media about Mohamed Noor case.

No deadline set for Freeman to return after abrupt departure

The Hennepin County attorney will collect his $182,025 salary and face no deadline for returning to work from his medical leave, the reasons for which remained unclear Monday.
West Metro
May 15
Marion Collins and her daughter Annaliesa, 3, brought a Save Kenilworth poster to a meeting with Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz's staff on Tuesday.

Residents present petition asking Metropolitan Council to suspend tree cutting for Southwest light rail

Petition signed by 2,900 delivered to Walz's office.
West Metro
May 14
Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda

Minneapolis man pleads guilty to throwing boy off MOA balcony

Emmanuel Aranda will serve 19 years in prison for the April 12 attack in which he threw the boy over a third-floor balcony.